Whitley started with Pinterest before dress shopping, pinning styles she thought she’d like, then tracking down the shops where she could find those gowns. After trying on the type of dress she thought she’d love (but didn’t), her consultant asked if she could make a suggestion. “I was happy to oblige,” Whitley says. “She left and came back with my dress. It fit me perfectly. I was done looking.” It was a white strapless fit-and-flare with a sweetheart neckline and subtle sparkle. The consultant helped her select a beaded belt and a beautiful veil, and she later found a pair of gold sparkly flats to complete her look.